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Re: Cap or Flint?
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2018, 02:00:49 AM »
I've tried Graf's 4f and wasn't too impressed. It sucked up moisture like a sponge.

I'll give Goex or Swiss a try next.
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Re: Cap or Flint?
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2018, 02:31:50 AM »
I did that once and it worked pretty good. I used Swiss 3F for both. It should be even better with a good lock.

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Re: Cap or Flint?
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2018, 03:55:57 AM »
I have never had my 4f suck up moisture when in the pan except when there is fouling from a previous shot left in the pan.

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Re: Cap or Flint?
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2018, 05:01:37 AM »
A thunderstorm was getting ready to dump on me, so there was a lot of humidity in the air.

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Re: Cap or Flint?
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
I have more trouble with cap guns misfiring than flint. I just stick with flint... Allot more fun.
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Re: Cap or Flint?
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2018, 06:52:31 PM »
I have more trouble with cap guns misfiring than flint. I just stick with flint... Allot more fun.

Ever try musket caps? It does make a caplock more reliable. Although as you said.......not as much fun as a flintlock.

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Re: Cap or Flint?
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2018, 08:26:35 PM »
My cap gun is VERY reliable. I cannot remember ever having it miss-fire. My flinters not so much- BUT- they ALWAYS go off perfectly at least the first 10 times when on a trail. Then, one gets a bit distracted, doesn't notice the flint has a hard round spot going to hit the frizzen and cause a miss fire, or a piece of fouling off the frizzen or pan blocking the vent - there are a number of things can cause misfires or flashes in the pan.

However- the first 10 shots or so, never a misfire, with either & never when hunting with them.
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